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Commissioning Editor (Arts and Visual Culture)

Are you an experienced Commissioning Editor of non-fiction content? Do you have an interest in arts and visual culture? Our independent publisher client has an exciting opportunity to join their academic publishing list as a Commissioning Editor. This role will be to oversee their Visual Arts imprint and to help develop their academic division. This is a permanent, full-time role based at their London offices.

Key duties:

  • Monitor, review and analyse the performance of the frontlist and backlist and ensure key business goals are met
  • Research, commission and develop new books and book series to annual targets
  • Develop market knowledge and collaborate with the Digital Resources division to commission and develop new digital products
  • Coordinate peer review and market research to ensure quality of proposals and manuscripts
  • Work with authors and internal teams to deliver effective and timely publishing outcomes
  • Attend campus visits and sales conferences in the UK and internationally when required

Experience / skills required:

  • Proven experience commissioning non-fiction content with a creative and commercial approach to list development, management and commissioning
  • Team player with effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Organisation, time management and problem-solving skills
  • Good attention to detail and competent with publishing software systems

For further information, please apply online or email a CV and salary expectations to

Contact:             Parissa Bagheri

Tel:                    0203 574 4431

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Commissioning Editor (Arts and Visual Culture)

Atwood Tate, London
Full-time, Permanent
Academic, Publisher, Trade
Commissioning Editor, Editor, Non Fiction, Publishing, Digital, Editorial, Acquisitions
Salary description: 
Available on request
Commisioning, Non-Fiction, Management, Team building, Communication, Organisation, Problem-Solving